Scores of students and working professionals, who are seeking MBA seats under the government quota, took the Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT-2) on Thursday. The online test, conducted by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), began on Thursday and will be on till Monday. As many as 3,000 students from the State have registered for the test in this round.

Some of the students that The Hindu spoke to said the paper was easy as it tested basic concepts. Ashank Dubey, a working professional, who expected the test to be a tough one, was pleasantly surprised. “The questions asked were basic, provided you knew the right formula to use. Overall, I found that the paper was not difficult. If you go through the basic concepts, it is easy to crack,” he added.

Explaining the advantage of taking the CMAT exam, Lohith Nagaraj, an engineering graduate from the People’s Education Society Institute of Technology (PESIT), said, “Many institutes consider the CAT (Common Admission Test) scores and there is a lot of competition. However, competition for seats in the CMAT exam is relatively lower.”

The paper is divided into four sections — Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical reasoning, Language comprehension and General Awareness — with 100 questions fetching 400 marks. The results will be announced on March 13.

The CMAT-1 was held in September 2012. The AICTE will also conduct another CMAT in May to provide an opportunity for those who missed the previous tests.

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